Install Node.js LTS Version On Ubuntu

August 8, 2017
npm is installed with Node.js

It’s recommended to install the current active Node.js LTS.

The following command would install Node.js 6.x.

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

NOTE: Version 6.x LTS ends on April 2019.

Check your Node.js version

node -v
# Output: v6.11.2

To install Node.js 8, use the following command.

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
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